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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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Host Carol Castiel and other panelists interview best-selling authors, analysts, politicians, U.S. government officials, ambassadors and foreign heads of state about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) - November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel sits down with freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), member of the House Financial Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus. He discusses a range of domestic and foreign policy issues from the Republican tax reform plan and cyber security challenges to the implications of recent Democratic victories in the states of Virginia and New Jersey.

Duration: 00:29:59


Russian Disinformation Campaign in the US - November 10, 2017

11/10/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel and Tatiana Vorozhko, Senior Editor in VOA’s Ukrainian Service talk with Alina Polyakova, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, about the nature, extent and impact of Moscow’s disinformation campaign via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, in the 2016 US presidential election.

Duration: 00:29:59


U.S. Constitution's First Amendment In Today's Political Climate - November 03, 2017

11/3/2017
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On this edition of Press Conference, Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, discusses the First Amendment to the US Constitution in the age of Trump with host Carol Castiel and Senior VOA National correspondent Jim Malone.

Duration: 00:29:59


Anthony Cordesman, National Security Expert - October 27, 2017

10/27/2017
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In the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s surprise visit to Afghanistan and Iraq, host Carol Castiel sits down with Anthony H. Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Cordesman discusses a range of national security issues including US strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria as well as challenges posed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Duration: 00:29:59


The Rise of Big Data Policing - October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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Andrew Ferguson, Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia joins host Carol Castiel and Senior VOA correspondent Chris Simkins, to discuss his new book “The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race and the Future of Law Enforcement.”

Duration: 00:29:59


DNA Identification - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Hosts Rebecca Ward and Rick Pantaleo talk with Dr. John Butler, Special Assistant to the Director of Forensics, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), about the challenges of using DNA phenotyping, the process of predicting an organism’s phenotype using only genetic information collected from genotyping or DNA sequencing.

Duration: 00:29:59


“Back to Containment: Dealing With Putin’s Regime” - October 06, 2017

10/6/2017
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David J. Kramer, Senior Fellow at the Vaclev Havel Program on Human Rights and Diplomacy at Florida International University, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, talks about the themes in his new book: “Back to Containment: Dealing With Putin’s Regime.” Kramer asserts that Vladimir Putin is a paranoid, authoritarian leader who oversees one of the most corrupt regimes in the world

Duration: 00:29:59


"World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech” - September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google and Facebook have revolutionized the distribution of information and knowledge. Franklin Foer, author of the just released book “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech” joins host Rick Pantaleo to talk about how relying these companies to feed us news and information could also cost us our privacy and even our own individuality.

Duration: 00:29:59


President Trump Addresses UN General Assembly - September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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On the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York City, host Carol Castiel speaks with Max Boot, the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the substance and tone of US President Donald Trump’s maiden address to the world body.

Duration: 00:29:59


“Rethinking Political Islam” with Shadi Hamid - September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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Shadi Hamid, author and Senior Fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at The Brookings Institution, discusses his new book: “Rethinking Political Islam” with host Carol Castiel and senior VOA reporter Mohamed Elshinnawi.

Duration: 00:29:59


Future of the Democratic Party - September 08, 2017

9/8/2017
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Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, a centrist think tank, talks about the fate of the Democratic Party in the wake of the 2016 election. He tells VOA that having lost control of the White House and in the minority in Congress, Democrats must re-group and decide how they can appeal to a broader swathe of Americans.

Duration: 00:29:59


Human Genetic Modification - September 01, 2017

9/1/2017
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Recently a team of medical scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University successfully repaired a gene in a human embryo that causes a common and potentially fatal genetic heart disease. Host Rick Pantaleo and his guests discuss this breakthrough as well some of the ethical issues that might be considered.

Duration: 00:29:59


Plight of Political Prisoners - August 25, 2017

8/25/2017
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Maran Turner, executive director of Freedom Now, talks with host Rebecca Ward and VOA’s Africa News Tonight anchor Kim Lewis about the plight of political prisoners around the world. These prisoners of conscience, who are described, in part, as those who have not advocated violence are being held nonetheless for their religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other issues.

Duration: 00:29:59


Science Edition – Science and the Cinema (Encore) - August 18, 2017

8/18/2017
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Science fiction has been a popular movie genre since 1903’s French film “A Trip to the Moon.” In recent times, efforts have been made to blur the line a bit between science fiction and science fact. In this encore edition, host Rick Pantaleo talks with his guests to examine the connection between science and the cinema. Listen for more on Press Conference USA, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59


20 Million Lives Saved in the Global Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria - August 11, 2017

8/11/2017
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Mark Lagon, Chief Policy Officer of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria tells VOA's Carol Castiel that the program is on track to defeating the epidemics for good. Listen this Saturday and Sunday on Press Conference USA on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59


Interracial Intimacy in America - August 04, 2017

8/4/2017
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 US Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage. Sheryll Cashin's newest book, "Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy” celebrates the landmark case. Hear her insights as she discusses race relations with host Carol Castiel on Press Conference USA.

Duration: 00:29:59


Congressman Tom Suozzi - July 28, 2017

7/28/2017
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Press Conference USA host Carol Castiel speaks with Congressman Suozzi on a wide range of topics at his office in Washington, including the need for greater bipartisanship and his work on fostering interfaith relationships among America's varied religious groups.

Duration: 00:29:59


Religion and Science - July 21, 2017

7/21/2017
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From Galileo’s run-in with the Catholic Church in the 17th century to more recent controversies over the teaching of creationism in public schools, the relationship between science and religion has been the subject of ongoing debate. Host Rick Pantaleo speaks with Jerry Coyne, the author of “Faith vs. Fact" and Stephen Barr, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists about whether science and religion are compatible or mutually exclusive.

Duration: 00:29:59


Adam Klein On Cyber Threats - July 14, 2017

7/14/2017
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Adam Klein, The Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), talks with host Carol Castiel and VOA National Security correspondent Jeff Seldin, about cyber-security threats around the world and the challenge of striking the right balance between privacy and security.

Duration: 00:29:59


Early NASA History - Press Conference USA - July 07, 2017

7/7/2017
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On this encore edition of the program, William Barry, NASA’s Chief Historian and host Rick Pantaleo talk about some of the early challenges of putting a human in space. Listen for more on Press Conference USA, this Saturday and Sunday on the Voice of America!

Duration: 00:29:59

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